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Read that post below on hospitals? They're definitely good for great bennies! nm

Posted By: as on 2007-06-06
In Reply to: Yeah, you'd think they would be contributing wouldnt you. They are not huge but big enough I woul - Working for insurance


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Great post and very true! I read these today and was amazed that someone's first thought was pay
I agree that circumstances can make loans necessary but the OP sounded more like she uses these on a regular basis. No I'll have to learn to budget for the difference, just oh no, now I need to go to Payday Loans and pay 400% interest.

We have the potential to earn what we need to, although sometimes lately it is harder and harder.

Good for all of you. Wish I had seen these earlier.

p.s. Can someone call and tell my BIL to grow up too?
yuck, and good morning to you too. First post I read is THIS
And a great opinion! Good post. nm
The best co. ever! Good work, good people, good pay, good bennies.
Company has been steadily growing, great bennies,...

I've never had a late paycheck.  Pay is very competetive, PTO, holiday pay etc. I believe there is more than one platform on which to transcribe - depending upon the account.  I work on the main platform - not glitchy for me.  No problems reaching my line count.  I'm quite content there, no plans on leaving.

For every single company out there, you'll find happy employees and not happy ex-employees. Deciding on an employer is a hard decision to make.  Good luck with your choice, no matter what it ends up being. 

Great office staff, okay pay, horrible ESL's, no bennies....NM
Great bennies but extremely disorganized and out of work a lot. nm
if you're doing 2 hospitals...
it's gonna take time, but you can do it. Of course, it's gonna take longer if you're typing for more than 2.

If you're doing more than just DSs, then this will take some time also, but it can be done.

If you're typing for residents (ugh), they come and go and you will be learning new ones all the time.

Your plus is that you can look back. Just do the same process for each doc. Take your time, get your flow going, and don't worry. :)
7 cents a line with no bennies and no taxes taken out is good!
What are we coming to!
No PT bennies. Easy interview, but don't remember details. Good luck. NM
Read Spherson's post below, who admits, in the post, they do pay it.
System great, pay good, everything great, but most managers from old Edix, problems, poor people ski
when you are out of work, you are out of luck. If you are good at brown-nosing, are tough enough to be without any self-esteem, and have maybe money coming into the household on the side in case you tick someone off, then you may succeed, for a little while.

Don't ever ask questions or have problems with anything. Don't ever have a problem. Don't think you will have any control over anything you do, either.

A few 'good' managers remained when I left, but the new ones were all from the old Edix, and were completely into numbers, cared nothing for individual MTs...if there is work, you BETTER be working. If there no work, you will hear nothing, no one will help you.
Think it'd do any good to email our hospitals and ask them if they have had a massive slow down i
A great 'read'

The Initiative site has a LINKS page; do yourselves a favor - go to the usmlsu dot org site, click on LINKS and read about your rights, the Social Security backpay a lot of you have coming because you never were truly ICs, and what the IRS has to say.



Read on several boards that Axolotl can be great
but that there are some killer accounts, while others are great, and same with QA, some fair and some brutal.  I know I'd get stuck with both the killer account and killer QA.   Not a good combo for happiness or making money, just to me.
I read your post. What do you want me to re-read?
and it seems those are your posts, too, so things just didn't add up and seemed inconsistent. If a place dropped me down to p.r.n. at 7 cpl or whatever and I already had another job where I could get 1000-1500 lines, I wouldn't give the first place a second thought so just couldn't figure out why anyone else would.
Thank you. That is a great, factual article. I hope the others read it.
Thanks for your response! I have also read Beyondtxt is not as great as they make it seem.

Oh, I read correctly. Apparently you're sm
not seeing the point - you accepted .075 cpl.  YES, I understand clinic notes.  You don't place much value on your skill apparently. 
Please go back and read "No, you're way off..."
and then read my reply to No. This was not a response to your post, so please simmer down. I was saying regardless of what the man-owners of the company are, we were just sweat shop labor and they never communicated with us anyway.
Good company, great people, good benefits.
Affordable insurance. Good luck!
Sorry - I guess we're getting to be like the Indians - we don't understand what we read
or type.
Sorry. You're right. I guess I should have read that message more closely.

But do you think THEY'RE great?!?!?!?
I think they're great.
I am not aware of any pay issues. No problems for me anyway. The only issue I've heard of is with the line counter having a technical glitch. It hasn't happened to me, but apparently if you check your lines during peak hours it hasn't counted all your lines until later. But they are communicating with us about it and having it worked on.

And yes, I'm a real employee, not management or paid actor, LOL.
DUH, read my post again

It has not happened to me, nope.  Also, I don't know of anyone that it has happened to.  We have a forum that we can post on and no one has said anything of the sort on it.  Why is that?  Why would you come on here and post instead of on our forum if there is a problem?  I have seen other issues brought up on the forum and have not ever seen them called emotional. 

Also, if I was an MT that has been there for years and found that I wasn't getting paid what a newbie was with the same experience or less, and I knew I had been making my line count and been a good employee, I would say something.  I would demand a raise.  If I didn't get what I was worth, I would find a new job that would pay me what I was worth.  As a matter of fact, this is exactly what I did.  I have plenty of experience and was not getting paid well.  So, I asked for raise and was told they couldn't give me one.  So, I left and found a better paying job.  I didn't stick around to become a complainer.  I mean, who else is going to take care of you if you don't?  Whose responsibility is it to make sure you are getting paid well or treated well? 

Did you even really read my post? sm

Gosh oh gee.  I said, nurses are making more money not less, like MTs.  That is ALL I said. How in the WORLD you got all that out of my short post I will never know but it is sure being blown out of proportion. I have the greatest respect for nurses.  Stop trying to put words in my mouth, please.

Thanks, I did read Not Me's post....s/m

and I responded there too.....with a different name is all...

it takes great minds to think alike....and we cannot convince the entire world.....but we can make change in our own little groups in our families and friends and hopefully everyone will pass around the good stuff!  The love and compassion....

I think you need to re-read my post.

I think you need to re-read my post.  I said they were TRIVIAL.  I didn't say that I did not CARE.  I didn't say that I sent out terrible reports to make my work go to India.  How do you suppose when there is more than one way to do something you chose the right way depending on what person is checking work?

I have read your post and all the
others down the page and I agree with you completely. I left a company last year because the QA person just would not let anything I did alone when it came to punctuation. You are correct when you say that punctuation is a style issue and except in cases where it would change the meaning of a sentence, it should be left up to the MT to use as she thinks/knows is correct. I am now with a company who uses this policy. When I was on direct QA for a new account, my QA person did sometimes change punctuation, but this only reflected her own style preference. She made sure to tell me that this did not count against me and that my style was also correct. If I were you and they keep this up, I would look elsewhere to preserve my sanity.
No, not in QA (if you would read my post below)
the one that begins, no, no, what I meant was if your work is accurate and doesn't require much QA.  I don't know the percentage of accuracy; I don't remember, but it is a bonus for the MT's, not the QA people.  I have no idea if they get bonuses, nor do I care.
I don't think you read that in a post
Why would they mess up a good thing? I think you are mistaken.
Read the post
Read the post on the main board, I think it was a couple days ago, labeled the downward spiral of the medical transcriptionist, again this proves everything written is true and happening on a daily basis.
I should have read your post first sm
because I said almost the same thing in mine.  Sorry!
What post did you read?
She asked where the good dictators went, and the reply was that off-shore MTs were sent the good dictators.

What a way to punish the good dictators. Now they get crap back for no reason, unless some poor American is assigned to clean up the mess.
maybe you should read my post again...
I have 2 (two) IC jobs and they do me just fine--I mean $4000 take home fine. CHEERS!
I read your post and just for fun,
sent a mexican rice recipe to that address that you send the sample dictation. I got that same job offer e-mail afterwards. It's all automated, all a scam. I went on live chat and pointed this out, and they disconnected the chat after a short while. Oh well, I feel good knowing the time they wasted on me they weren't taking anyone's money (mine or someone else's).
Did you clearly read my post?
There IS another company involved even though you are told there isn't and i just found this out recently after working for FN for a few years
Well, since this is the first post I have read
including the archives with that information I am just going to continue to look forward to the position. If there is not enough work, I will go back to the recruiter and work with her. THey are hiring from what I understand because they are growing, not for turnaround, so I am not goign to assume there is no work. I will not worry, and I suggest that you do not worry until after there is no work, and after the supervisor cannot give answers. We should know pretty soon which is true. For me, I heard the place is a good one, and I have more reason to believe that at this time.
Read my post, it says- over 20
and no I am not that person you speak of- my pay is less than that - but with my speed it is possible to make OVER 20 an hour and I do not have to work full so my salary very satisfactory to me.
Read the OP's post on p.2. How can sm
you say they're not up to something?  What they are doing is farming out the work to this J & J transcription company and really who knows if there are other companies they send work to. 
I had to read my post again to see
what I wrote as no one who posted a reply even addressed my query.

I sure didn't need any reinforcement as to how crummy this line of work is.
did you not read her post.? She said sm
we need people who are willing to do what it takes to get the work done when it needs to be done. this is what the profession is and always has been. Its just been the last 10 or so years that the real primadonnas the ones without years of experience coming out of these limited schools are demanding all these bankers hours, greater pay than warrants for their experience, etc. etc. It has run this business into the ground.

I am repeating myself for the umpteenth time, but those who have been doing this for years know what it takes to be in this business and it is willingness to work when needed. This is not and never will be a 9-5 job only, a day job only, etc. etc. If you can find a job like that I hope you do but you will get limited experience. The ones that are working all these shifts and willing to do what it takes are getting the experience and they will have jobs. Its not a hopeful situation for alot of us who are willing to work where and when the work is there.
Read my post again
I realize you want to defend them and they may have many positives but in *my* case, I was specifically called back to fill a position, immediately finished and passed all tests. Then the *position* mysteriously vanished.

They didn't even seem to realize how this looked to me (the candidate)... which was suspicious at worst and careless at best
BEST post I have ever read on here!
I am SO tired of seeing the managers tell day people to just flex to evening and nights,... So those of us on nights end up working ALL f#cking night to try and get in our hours. I gave up and I work into the DAY now, so I have their work stolen from THEM before THEY start their day. The managers and their JUST FLEX EVERYBODY policy is retarded. It's chaos!!! Now we're ALL running out of work, all of us have had our salaries slashed due to ISR our health benefits have doubled in cost... It's just rediculous. While they have conferences to tell us how well THEY are doing and what companies/ schools they purchased, while the rest of us are broke an dout of our minds from lack of time AWAY from the computer/work. Evil.
I would re-read your OWN post
if you want to see what a childish tantrum reads like...

NONE of the posters said they wouldn't work weekends; they are objecting to an EVERY weekend requirement.
Read my post ... SM
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It is not the hospitals on a short TAT it is what MQ wants to make the hospitals very happy with

them. I would assume the accounts are on 12, 24 or 48 TAT but wouldnt they love having their work back no sooner than it is dictated.

If you never worked there, then how do you know they're great?
i think they're a great company!
If you're happy there great, but it is
the worst company I've ever worked for.